So the weekend of Feb 5th I met up in BarÇa with Jen and around 10 other people from the U of I Architecture program. we stayed at this place called Centric Point hostel which was in a great location close to a main Metro station and a lot of the Gaudi Architecture. It was right by the Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gracia. They got in pretty late on friday so we headed straight out to this guy named Blaha´s apartment where the guys had been taking some drinks for quite a while. we then went out to some club called Opium that was a complex labyrinth that was impossible to get out of, and was wayyy over priced. After quite a long day of travel and what not, passing out was not hard at all.
The next day we woke up early and hauled ass around Barcelona. We went to La Sagrada Familia, some othre architechture by Van der ohs, (sp?), Park Guell and some other stuff as well. Park guell was like Dr. Seuss´s inspiration, i felt like i was in whoville or something. Very cool.
The metro was really efficient there and we used it to go pretty much everywhere. After a long day of walking around we went out for some tapas! We went to this place called Bo where we had 12 people and tried a ton of awesome food! Not to mention, some cervezas! After a 2 hour meal and lots of tapas, beers, and a free shot, we headed to another place called Elefante. It was on the outskirts of town (or so we felt) but was a cool place. They had all these characters walking around on stilts, which was nuts.
on sunday, jen and everyone had to leave early in the morning so I ventured around Barcelona all day until my flight in the evening. Seeing a city by yourself may seem boring, but you get to go exactly where you want to go. So i went to the Catedral, Christopher Columbus Statue, walked through some Barrios and along the Med. Ocean! After that, i ended my trip to Barcelona in La Pedreda, one of the coolest things i saw. It was an apartment complex designed by gaudi in 1900 that looks like it was built 10 years ago. It had tons of awesome sculptures and parabola effects that were amazing to walk through and see. He was a genius and i can´t wait to go back to barca in 2030 when La Sagrada Familia is complete!
One thing i hated about Barcelona was the language. It is like a combination of french and spanish that nobody should understand. I would ask for something in spanish at a store or restaurant and they would look at me like i was crazy. Screw Catalan.
After a long weekend of next to no sleep and tons of sight seeing, getting back to sevilla was a warming welcome and so was my bed!